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Katelyn Mallyon steals thunder from big guns with Caulfield treble

July 25, 2015 – 6:52PM

Andrew Garvey

Katelyn Mallyon riding Forgeress wins Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse.Katelyn Mallyon riding Forgeress wins Race 5 at Caulfield Racecourse. Photo: Getty Images

While recent metropolitan meetings have been dominated by riding premiership contenders, at Caulfield on Saturday Craig Williams and Damien Oliver had to take a back seat as apprentice Katelyn Mallyon dominated the meeting, riding her first metropolitan treble.

While not in contention for the Melbourne metropolitan apprentice’s title, the treble edged Mallyon closer to her aim of outriding her claim by the completion of her apprenticeship at end of August.

“There’s plenty of competition out there for rides but that’s been my goal all winter and there are nine meeting more to get the job done,” Mallyon said.

They come in threes: Katelyn Mallyon rode three winners at Caulfield on Saturday.They come in threes: Katelyn Mallyon rode three winners at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Vince Caligiuri

Mallyon’s first winner came in the Aaron Barnett Handicap (1200 metres) on Japhils, a filly prominent owner Phil Sly bought as a birthday present for his partner Janet McCaughey.

Mallyon took the John Sadler-trained Japhils ($5) straight to the front on settling down and after booting clear at the top of the straight, she held on to beat the fast-finishing Mossbeat ($5) by half a length and ensure a nice win on the punt for Sly.

“Sads told me that her work had been sensational and get whatever you have left when you get back from Japan and have it on her today. Thanks Mr Bookmakers,” a happy Sly said.

Mallyon brought up a running double in the following race, winning on Forgeress ($7.50) for veteran Warrnambool trainer Quinton Scott in the Mypunter.com Handicap (1200m).

“I just wish I had a stable full of them, she just tries her guts out,” Scott said.

The win was a fillip for Scott who is scheduled to have open heart surgery next week after falling ill during the Warrnambool carnival in May. “It’s no big deal, everybody has them these days, I’m looking forward to it.”

Mallyon finished the day on a high when recording another all-the-way win on the Danny O’Brien-trained Miss Rose De Lago ($6 to $4.60) in the last race.

Damien Oliver just about has the metropolitan premiership in his grasp after winning the Greg Williams Handicap (1400m) on Volcanic Ash ($2 favourite). Oliver now has a two-win lead over Craig Williams with just one meeting to go on the synthetic track at Geelong on Sunday where they both have six rides.

The meeting was to have been held at Ballarat but had to be transferred due to the state of the tack with the Grand National Steeple and Jim Houlahan Hurdle being transferred to a date to be fixed.

Monteux saved himself from a possible gelding operation with a narrow but impressive win in the Ascend Sales Handicap.

“He’s always indicated that he was going to be a very good stayer but it was his mental application that I had he query on,” said his trainer Peter Moody. “For the sake of two inches he saved two very important parts of his anatomy this afternoon.”

After racing near the rear of the field, Brad Rawiller got Monteux ($3.40 to $3) to the outside on the turn and after hitting the front inside the 50m just held on to win by a half head from Ginali ($41).

Darren Weir took the training honours for the day with a double at Caulfield and a treble in Adelaide giving him 293 winners for the season, which concludes on Friday.

Read more:http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing/katelyn-mallyon-steals-thunder-from-big-guns-with-caulfield-treble-20150725-gikh6q.html#ixzz3gtkI2JlW


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